Serious Pig: An American Cook in Search of His Roots

by John Thorne

Paperback, 2000


Call number

American -- THO

Call number

American -- THO


North Point Press (2000), Edition: 1st, Paperback, 528 pages


In this collection of essays, John Thorne sets our to explore the origins of his identity as a cook, going “here” (the Maine coast, where he’d summered as a child and returned as an adult for a decade’s sojourn), “there” (southern Louisiana, where he was captivated by Creole and Cajun cooking), and “everywhere” (where he provides a sympathetic reading of such national culinary icons as the hamburger, white bread, and American cheese, and sits down to a big bowl of Texas red). These intelligent, searching essays are a passionate meditation on food, character, and place.

Physical description

528 p.; 8.26 inches
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